Play Serious


Filmmaker T.M. Rives follows the trials and tribulations of Alexander Ekman’s process creating his ambitious new work, Play, for the Paris Opera Ballet.

With the Bay Area Premiere of the short narrative Sirens Tango by Bay Area filmmaker Lisa Le Lievre, with choreography by Dani Rowe, and featuring SF Ballet Principal Dancers Sasha De Sola and Luke Ingham. Mr. Ekman and members of the Sirens Tango cast will be in attendance.

Co-presented by the Consulate General of Sweden and
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

Play Serious
United States | 2018 | 58 min | Director: T.M. Rives | Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Preceded by

Sirens Tango

Sirens Tango

(United States, 2018) 11:36
Director: Lisa Le Lievre
Choreographer: Dani Rowe

The Tango is a dance of seductive moves and rhythm changes. Sirens Tango is a film that uses the Tango as a metaphor for Life and its tempting interruptions.

San Francisco Ballet / Alliance Française